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Making the Best of the 2020 Holiday Season

Posted by Kensington Homes Team on December 9, 2020

This holiday season will look different for everyone. Even though we won’t be gathering with friends, family and co-workers, there are still plenty of ways to make the best of the holidays this year. We have put together a list of fun activities and ways to celebrate the holidays, with the people in your ‘bubble’.

Holiday Movies

Enjoying classic holiday movies are a good way to spend a Friday or Saturday night at home in December. What’s a movie without snacks? Grab some popcorn and your favourite drink and find a cozy spot on the couch. Plug in your tree and enjoy the twinkling lights alongside the movie.

Festive Lights

Take a drive to see some beautiful festive lights and decorations. There are a lot of neighborhoods in the city that have a special display of lights for the whole family to see, as well as the Red River Ex lights display - Canad Inns Winter Wonderland (now opening Dec. 11!). Here is the neighbourhood map of holiday lights to enjoy: Winnipeg Christmas Lights Map for 2020 - Winnipeg | Globalnews.ca. Take some hot chocolate along with you for the ride!

Baking

What’s the holiday season without yummy baking to enjoy? Here are some easy baking recipes to try with the family: Easy Baking Recipes : Food Network | Food Network. Dropping off some homemade baking on a neighbour or family member's front porch will help spread some socially distanced holiday cheer.

Gingerbread House

A classic during this time of year! Here’s an opportunity to test your creative skills and decorate your own gingerbread house. If you’re ready for a fun challenge and to try something out of the ordinary, try building the Ginch’s ‘Whoville’. If you're a dog lover - try creating Snoopy’s doghouse!

Crafts
The possibilities are endless with fun holiday crafts. From printable colouring sheets of a favourite red nosed reindeer to cutting paper snowflakes to hang in the window, children will love it. Check out this fun activity making salt dough ornaments that kids will surely find entertaining: 28 DIY Salt Dough Ornament Ideas - How to Make Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments (countryliving.com).

Holiday Beverages

Sip on delicious eggnog by the cozy fireplace! Add coffee, nutmeg or cinnamon to make the taste of your eggnog even better. There are so many holiday drinks to enjoy. We’ve found a fun recipe of Grinch punch the kids will appreciate: Simple Grinch Punch Recipe | Simplistically Living.

Online Boxing Day Shopping – Local Style

What better way to spend your holiday cash than at a local business? Thelocalswpg.com is a new online shopping website that allows you to buy all kinds of local items made right here in Manitoba. Some other great local shopping websites include The Forks Trading Company, Toad Hall Toys, and We Heart Wpg, to name a few. A lot of these local companies will drop your items off right at your doorstep for no charge.

The holidays don’t have to be cancelled; there are still lots of fun ways to celebrate and enjoy festivities, all while being safe with those in your household. Happy Holidays from everyone at Kensington Homes!

 

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